Our Story

Like many gamers, we were introduced to the world of tabletop through a friend. In our case, that friend was a mentor and teacher. While attending Dave Arneson’s course “Rules of the Game” at Fullsail University in 2004 our lead game designer had the esteemed honor of studying under the father of modern role playing games. He fell in love with “the hobby”, and has obsessively been playing and designing games ever since. After years of studying game design, Raymond partnered with Artana’s Dirk Knemeyer to create “Corrupted Kingdoms”, which launched on Kickstarter in 2016. In 2017 he launched Parallel Games with the help of a few friends.

At Parallel Games, we believe that making memorable and compelling experiences begin with a perfect marriage between innovative mechanics and theme from day one. Our pledge to our growing family of gamers is this: We will only produce the highest quality, most innovative games possible which will leave you with memories you shall always treasure. We want you to love our games and our company, and we will do everything we can to earn that.

Our Team

Raymond Chandler III


Emily Dearring

Creative Director

Our Guarantee

We have a 100% “No Questions Asked” return and refund policy for campaign backers. We will offer only the highest levels of customer service and responsiveness that we can give, and will always do the right thing for our customers.

So please, back our game on Kickstarter today! We need your support and I promise you, you are going to love playing City of the Big Shoulders as much as we loved making it.


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Quined Games

We’ve partnered with Quined Games to handle retail distribution within the UK and EU for Chicago 1875: City of the Big Shoulders. Quined has a long standing track record of publishing fantastic games and they’ve agreed to put their name and reputation behind our game and our company. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner to help us get our games into the European market.

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Panda Manufacturing

Our good friend Joe Wiggins and fellow 18xx gamer is our account manager and has worked with us over the last 2 years in preparing City of the Big Shoulders and our company for mass production. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner and we are confident in Panda’s ability to manufacture our game at the highest quality available on the market today.

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We’ve partnered with OTX to handle our freight forwarding to get our games from China into our Fulfillment centers worldwide.